Why I’m Running

I’m running for the Cook County Board because I believe we need more personal accountability from our political representatives in Cook County.  We deserve better, and we should demand more.  

Being a Cook County Commissioner is a full time job and should be treated like one. Too many Chicago politicians treat public office as a means to make more money through lobbying and other business ventures. If our public officials were focused on serving their constituents as much as they were concerned about serving themselves, a lot more would get done around here.

As a Cook County Commissioner, it will be my full-time job and primary focus. I have creative ideas about how to deal with budget shortfalls, and a lifetime of pulling up my sleeves to get to work. I promise to work for you, answer your calls, listen and deliver real solutions. The general election is on November 6, 2018.  I would be honored if you vote for me, Bridget Degnen, for Cook County Board Commissioner.